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English Phonics: Pronunciation And Spelling With OO

Chaitalie Shukla
25/07/2017 0 0

For young children and beginners:

'oo' in a word is pronounced as a short 'oo' or long 'OO'

  • Words where two  o's are followed by a hard consonant like k, d are pronounced with a short oo sound.
  • Words where two o's are followed by soft consonants like f, m, n, s and t are pronounced wih a long OO sound.
  • Exceptions are cases that do not follow general rules.

Words with short 'oo': Book, cook, look, hook, took, shook, cook, good, hood, stood, wood, 

Exceptions with short 'oo': Foot, 

Stretch the 'OO' sound long in these words: Boot, hoot, loot, roof, hoof,  moon, soon, boon, noon, spoon, room, bloom, gloom, doom, root, loot, monsoon, cartoon, baboon, maroon, loose, goose. 

Exceptions with long 'OO': Mood, food, brood, spook



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